The game's design started with creating the rules for Dexter.
I wanted the player to be a Serial killer without any artificial constraints (like rules saying they can only kill X players, on X nights or under X circumstances), but with them having a reason to operate in a similar way to the character in the books/series and not go on a random murder-frenzy.
The idea was to make a couple of the player's powers contingent on key characters still being alive in the game, hence Dexter got Ninja and Godfather as long as Debra and Harry Morgan were in the game to assist and cover for them.
This expanded to the idea of having some Townies get a win condition that allowed them to win with Dexter, and one Mafia player getting the same (Hannah McKay).
ThatNicGuy rolled Hannah, and played her perfectly. He could win the standard Mafia victory, but had winning with Dexter as an additional VC. His own team were completely unaware of his different win condition, and I expect he has some explaining to do to his own team
I think Disembodied Head played the extremely hard role of Serial Killer impeccably, hardly putting a foot wrong all game and taking out more mafia than everyone else put together, and not touching a hair on the head of any of the minority of players who could win with a SK still alive.
Of the Mafia team, JJ started quiet and shone in the late game (as is his custom) but despite being killed by Dexter Russia played and extremely good game; it's worth going back and having a look at his posts now you know TNG and he were on the same team.
Regarding Role Calls, due to a limited cast of major characters this was a game that the Mafia would lose if we did the usual two day RC, so instead they were given an offer: They could let the town vote to have no kills on Night 1, in return for 4 plausible role calls.
The catch was Town would assume the vote's outcome had a prize for the Mafia too (the mafia got the RCs just for offering it) and the Mafia would know that they would not get anything for the vote being successful. The Mafia played this right, ensuring the vote went through rather than trying for a short term gain that would have made them look suspicious.
There was also a bonus to this approach; the game could have started with Night 1 Vig kill Mafia kill SK kill and cut the player list down, when what I was hoping for was a peaceful start that built up to a more and more violent climax. Job done
DISEMBODIED HEAD Dexter Morgan
Godfather (if Deb alive) Ninja (if Harry alive)
Mafia - Win with Dexter
TNG Hannah McKay Poisoner
RUSSIA Isaac Sirko Godfather
SWIRLY Ice Truck Killer
AENUR Trinity Killer Priest
Town - Win with Dexter
DRSNO Debra Morgan Role Cop
BLIND WITNESS Lumen Pierce Double voter
MALAKII Rita Bennett
POLAR Harry Morgan Tree Stump
THE HAT James Doakes Vigilante x1
Massaen Joey Quinn Voyeur
KHORGOR Esme Pascal
WYLD Maria La Guerta Universal backup
AZA Angel Batista Bodyguard
BROOKESY Frank Lundy Tracker
DRACO Stan Liddy Even night Follower